Banana Upside-Down Cake

Banana Upside-Down Cake

1-1/2 C. sifted cake flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 C. sugar
4 T. softened shortening
1 egg, well-beaten
1/2 C. milk
1 t. vanilla extract
4 T. butter
1/3 C. firmly packed brown sugar
2 bananas

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add shortening. Mix together egg, milk and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, stirring until all flour is dampened. Beat vigorously 1 minute.

Melt butter in 8-inch square pan. Add brown sugar and stir until melted and syrup formed. Peel and slice bananas and arrange in syrup.

Pour batter over bananas. Bake at 350° F. about 50 minutes or until cake is done. Loosen cake from sides of pan with knife or spatula. Turn out onto serving plate. Serve hot, upside down with bananas on top.

Makes one cake.